We treat many kinds of knee pain arising from various conditions including patello-femoral pain sundrome, muscle strains, and ligament injury.
Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome
Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome occurs when the movement of the kneecap over the thigh pain cause pain in the front of the knee. It is not associated to damage of the joint.
You may feel an ache or pain in the front of the knee, behind or around the knee cap. The pain may be triggered by placing pressure on the knee, walking up or downstairs, running, or strenuous exercises such as squats and weight bearing movements.
Arthritis of the Knee
Arthritis of the knee is usually osteoarthritis and is caused when the cartilage of the knee joint has worn away. It can affect not only the joint but also the surrounding structures such as the muscles, ligaments and tendons.
The meniscus is tough, rubbery cartilage that acts as a shock absorber between your tibia (shinbone) and femur (thighbone).
It is easily injured if you apply a rotating force while your knee is weight–bearing. A partial or total tear can occur when you quickly twist with the upper leg whilst the foot remains still – so this is a common injury for footballers, rugby players etc.
Your symptoms are likely to include, pain when straightening knee as well as on/around the knee, swelling, and the knee can feel like it locks, or it might give way suddenly when you put weight through it.